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Navaratri

Literally Navarathri or Navaratri means Nine nights. This festival is celebrated for Navagraha Naayagi (Nine nymphs). This festival is known by different names in different parts of India. In Karnataka, it is called Dasara, in Bengal - Kali Pooja and in this state it is known as Saraswathy Pooja. Saraswathy is known as goddess of Knowledge. On this day all tools and books are kept for Navarathri Pooja. Children who are to begin their schooling are made to write the first alphabet in rice with their finger.

The nine nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwina. The festival is celebrated with true devotion. People from various sections of the society irrespective of caste and creed celebrate this festival by visiting temples and offering poojas to the deity.

First three days spent with worshipping spiritual force called Durga or Kali inorder to lift the blindness. Second three days Lakshmi who has the power to bestowing wealth. Then final three days worshipping Goddess Saraswati inorder to have good knowledge.

The first three days will be spent with worshipping Durga or Kali for blessings to expel ignorance. Second three days Lakshmi who has the power to bestowing wealth. Then final three days worshipping Goddess Saraswati in order to attain good knowledge.

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